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Thread #135732   Message #3097430
Posted By: Little Hawk
17-Feb-11 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: The Black Cloud of Islam by Roy Harper
Subject: RE: The Black Cloud of Islam by Roy Harper
On the one hand, Penguin Egg, it is a worthy subject for a debate.

On the other hand, it's likely to draw forth all the various cranks on this forum who have a major chip on their shoulders about this specific issue...an emotional problem, in other words...and bring them together to take potshots at each other and dig themselves deeper into their emotional sinkhole. That's why I say it's marvelous troll bait. I'm not necessarily implying that you are a troll for starting the thread, though.

I'd basically been ignoring this thread for the longest time, because I figure it's usually wiser to avoid getting drawn into such threads. It chews up a lot of one's time and energy to no good purpose, and it frequently leaves a person feeling a lot worse than if they'd done something else instead. But some people enjoy it. For those that do, that's fine...that's what they want.